Job Title: Conservation Intern
Reports to: Program Director
Start Date: Summer 2017 (exact dates negotiable)
Location: Lander, Wyoming
Deadline to Apply: March 14, 2017
The Wyoming Outdoor Council, the state’s oldest independent conservation organization, is pleased to offer a unique summer internship in 2015. The internship is designed to provide a future conservation leader the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of environmental and natural resource issues and protection in Wyoming. The Conservation Intern will also learn about environmental advocacy, and the ways in which the Outdoor Council seeks to effect change and achieve its mission of protecting Wyoming’s environment and quality of life for future generations.
We are accepting proposals for projects that would be relevant to our work and meaningful to the applicant. These research projects could culminate in GIS mapping, a short video documentary, a legal or policy research paper, or other work products. We encourage creativity. Applicants should review the Wyoming Outdoor Council’s scope of work, which can be found on our website at: www.wyomingoutdoorcouncil.org.
In addition to this focused work, the Conservation Intern will work alongside multiple staff members who engage in a variety of issues such as oil and gas leasing and development, federal land-use planning, policies for sagebrush ecosystems and sensitive species such as sage-grouse, air and water quality protection, and initiatives to address climate change. The intern will become knowledgeable about substantive environmental issues in Wyoming and will also gain insight into the workings of a nonprofit conservation organization.
A strong candidate will possess the following qualifications:
- The desire to pursue a career in natural resource conservation or environmental protection;
- Experience or academic background in law, environmental policy, natural sciences, applicable social sciences and/or humanities, sustainability studies, nonprofit management or another relevant field;
- Demonstrated community or academic leadership;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Interest in and respect for the people and natural resources of Wyoming;
- Enthusiasm for traveling to beautiful places and meeting interesting people;
- Good sense of humor; and
- Strong commitment to the mission of the Wyoming Outdoor Council to protect Wyoming’s environment and quality of life.
The deadline for applications is March 14, 2017. A stipend is available.
Please submit the following documents electronically to Linda Sisco at email@example.com:
1) Résumé with three references.
2) Letter of interest. Please provide a letter explaining your interest the Wyoming Outdoor Council’s summer internship and the type of project you are proposing. Please mention the dates you are available between May 15 and August 15. The length of the internship is negotiable, but typically would last 8 weeks.
3) Writing sample. Please provide a short writing sample of which you are the sole or principal author.